Hot Vampire Next Door (Season 1) by Nikki St. Crowe

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I just finished reading โ€˜Hot Vampire Next Door: Season One (Midnight Harbor Book 1),โ€™ by Nikki St. Crowe and you guysโ€ฆ IT WAS HOT ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! There are NO spoilers and Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author!

So this is the first book/season of the first 18 episodes in a Kindle Vella serial with an open-ended number of episodes ๐Ÿ˜ฒ! Only the first book/season is available at the time of this review on KU and the second book/season of episodes 19-36 (which I AM SUPER EXCITED ๐Ÿคฉ FOR!!!) is going to be available in February๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! Episodes are released weekly via Kindle Vella and then once the author feels like a grouping of episodes would make a book (or season,) she makes them available on KU! Due to this format, the books are shortโ€ฆ about 130ish pagesโ€ฆ which I ABSOLUTELY LOVED โค๏ธ because it was such a nice breath of fresh air ๐ŸŒฌ for me to page turn straight through on a sunny โ˜€๏ธ afternoon on my porch! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

OK! So the story starts off with a FMC who is just days away from her PLEDGING โœŠ๐Ÿป! In a world where humans need protection from sups, they pledge themselves as bloodbags ๐Ÿฉธto a Vampire family when they come of age! But things arenโ€™t as simple as they seem (when are they really?! ๐Ÿ˜…) and she is immediately thrown into sort of a pis$ing contest of who wants ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜‰ our girl the most & why ๐Ÿ˜! Enter her HOT ๐Ÿฅต next door neighbor, who happens to be the biggest of vampire baddies ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป, and this story gets steamy ๐Ÿ”ฅ & FAST ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ!

First off!!! Guys I just LOVED this book ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! I LOVED ๐Ÿ˜ the writing in this book! Super straightforward, funny ๐Ÿ˜†, smart ๐Ÿ’ก, and easy to page-turn ๐Ÿ“–! Itโ€™s right up my alley with my preferred writing style! Itโ€™s just sooo smartly written with dialogue that is refreshingly realistic and like, what I think the character should say ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ€ฆ but not in a predictable way ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. I chuckled ๐Ÿคญ a lot with the dialogue because it was likeโ€ฆ damn straight, yโ€™all ๐Ÿ˜Ž! I just literally FLEW through this book and eagerly went to get the second one (to only find out itโ€™s not ready yet ๐Ÿ˜ฉ!) But โœ‹๐Ÿป! Iโ€™m not one to hold that against this book or author! Because this book was pretty FANTASTIC ๐Ÿคฉ! So much so, I had to write this as soon as I finished it to let yโ€™all know! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

So I really think the FMC is GREAT ๐Ÿคฉ! Sheโ€™s quirky, funny, independent, and shameless ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! There were several times I had a chuckle with her dialogue and inner monologue ๐Ÿ˜…. Sheโ€™s refreshingly in tune with what she wants and we skip right past some of that typical FMC inner turmoil of debating โ€œshould I ๐Ÿ˜โ€ or โ€œshouldnโ€™t I ๐Ÿ˜ฉ?!โ€ Our girl is likeโ€ฆ YEP, my neighbor is a HOTTIE ๐Ÿ”ฅ and YEP, Iโ€™m STARING ๐Ÿ‘€ at him in his birthday suit through my window ๐ŸชŸ, and YEP I SHOULDNโ€™T beโ€ฆbut likeโ€ฆ can you blame me ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ˜‚?!? And OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฑ the MMC is SMOKING ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ”ฅ. He has comebacks for DAYS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. Heโ€™s super HOT ๐Ÿฅต ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅต and super badass ๐Ÿคบ and super snarky ๐Ÿ˜ and likeโ€ฆ smart ๐Ÿค“. I FREAKIN loved โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅโค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅโค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ him!! Heโ€™s definitely one to burn ๐Ÿ”ฅ down the world down for our girl and I AM HERE FOR IT ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! There was one scene where I was like .. Oh Boy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Oh Boy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ€ฆ hold my beer ๐Ÿบ โ€ฆ this is gonna get good ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! Honestly, this is right up my alley with how I love my MMCโ€™s to be! He was pretty perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป in my book. And the STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅ! This is HOT โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅต ๐ŸŒถ ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ. It is NOT YAโ€ฆ DIRTY words are definitely spoken and our boy likes a bit of CONTROL โ›“ in his playtime! OMG the chair ๐Ÿช‘ โ€ฆ yaโ€™ll will know when you get thereโ€ฆWOWZA ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Ok so what about the plot!? Itโ€™s actually really GREAT ๐Ÿฅณ. It has a bit of adventure and movement, especially for such a short book!! I was super excited about what character we were going to meet next! I love โค๏ธ love โค๏ธ love โค๏ธ when a book throws in multiple alphas and thereโ€™s that HINT of them all wanting ๐Ÿ˜ our girl! And this book definitely has that vibe! And I DO NOT think it is a RH, FYI! And there is MYSTERY๐Ÿ”Ž! There were some clues and I had an idea where it was goingโ€ฆ so the end wasnโ€™t a major surprise to meโ€ฆ but honestly, thatโ€™s because I read A LOT of books in the Fantasy ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ genres, so I can pick up on little hints pretty easily โ˜บ๏ธ. I think someone NEW to this genre will be really, really blown away ๐Ÿคฏ by the ending! That being said, I still was really into it and I still donโ€™t have all the answers ๐Ÿฅณ! The ending is a small cliffhanger, but itโ€™s not bad at all! But I do REALLY want Book 2 โ€ฆ like NOW ๐Ÿ˜‚! And since these are so short, Iโ€™ll drop whatever Iโ€™m reading when Book 2 comes out and Iโ€™ll pick it up! Heck, with this story, Iโ€™d probably do that anyway even if it was a full length book! ๐Ÿ˜†

So if you love a FMC that is shameless ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ’‹, a MMC that is a SMOKIN hot ๐Ÿฅต , snarky ๐Ÿ˜, smart mouth ๐Ÿ‘„bad-boy, some freaking HOT ๐Ÿ”ฅ STEAM that doesnโ€™t hold back, some alpha pi$sing contests ๐Ÿ˜†, a SHORT book that you can page turn over a chillaxed ๐ŸŒด afternoon, and some cool MYSTERY ๐Ÿ”Ž in the plotline โ€ฆ give this a shot! Itโ€™s free on KU and you never know, it may just be the next HOT ๐Ÿ”ฅ read for you!